July 23, 2008

IKEA: Swedish for "fun" (probably)

In August we're making a move from a two-story, 4 bedroom/3 bathroom house to a 2 bedroom/1 bathroom house in order give our language a boost. Many of our current neighbors speak English - some probably even better than us - and that makes learning a new language tricky. We've yet to meet someone around our new house who speaks English. Holla.

So how do we go from 1500 square feet to 800? Easy. Head to IKEA to gank some ideas off the Swedes.

Apparently the Swedish can fit a lot of stuff in a very small area. They even had a display showing how to decorate an entire house that was only 400 square feet big. Shoot, we can fit two of those in our new place.

As always, we had fun at IKEA. Baby Boy has never had so much fun in a changing station.But here's the real reason we wrote yet another post about IKEA. As we were eating lunch we looked out the window and saw this: Here's a close up:
And this road is much busier than these pictures let on. There are things that the locals do that seem so crazy to us, but we Westerners can do some pretty stupid things too. This takes the cake for stupidity. I can't even imaging the mom's thought process - "Hey kids, while we wait for daddy to pick up the car, why don't you just plop some chairs down in the middle of this busy road... that way dad'll be sure to see us."


SouthAsiaRocks said...

haha! That's hilarious!!!
I want to see what you bought! Are you going to put anything in storage? Inquiring minds wan tto know!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness! Sitting in the road?!? Definitely crazy!

As for IKEA... we love it! Mostly because there's on in Prague that we will hopefully be frequenting soon to set-up our own "new home"...which will probably also be less than 1000 sq.ft. :)

Cara said...

Isaac looks so cute in this picture...plus, the orange you're wearing is DIVINE!! I'm sure Danielle will love it!

The Agarwals said...

I just went to IKEA for the first time this week and thought of you guys most of the time as we turned each corner! Certainly, it was an overwhelming but fun experience. We got to park and wait in the family friendly zone in O-Town, this fam definitely needed that!!